The "Shanghai Woche" (Shanghai Weekly) was one of many German-language periodicals published for Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai in an effort to escape National Socialism. Before World War I, the Jewish population in Shanghai was estimated to be 700; by 1945, the population increased to 25,000 as Jews sought refuge from persecution in Europe (this statistic includes Russian Jews who fled after the 1917 revolution). After failing to obtain visas to other countries, many Jews immigrated to Shanghai because they could enter its free port without visas. Most Jewish refugees left after the end of World War II (Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2007). The "Shanghai Woche" reported on current events and opinions, with special attention to the news relevant to the German Jewish community in Shanghai.
Jahrg. 1, No. 1 (30. März 1939)-No. 4 (21. April 1939); No. 8 (19. Mai 1939), No. 9 (26. Mai 1939), No. 11 (9. Juni 1939), No. 12 (16. Juni 1939), No. 16 (14. Juli 1939); Sonderausgabe (17. 1. 1942); Jahrg. 5, Nr. 12 (29. August 1942), Nr. 14 (11. September 1942), Nr. 20 (24. Oktober 1942)
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